With Hunger Action Month coming to an end, Food Lion associates are working harder than ever to wrap up the month in a big way. So, the Great Pantry Makeover crew wanted to do something a little different for the Community Food Connection of Blount County by donating $5,500 which provided a new freezer and renovations for their newly expanded facility.
Earlier this week, Bob Harrelson, president of Community Food Connection, expanded the food pantry by 50 percent allowing more space to store food but also more renovation work and cost. To give a new look to the new space, Food Lion associates from Virginia and Tennessee came together to paint the walls and floor of the building.
"This new area and freezer will help us tremendously," said Harrelson. "Last month we saw an increase in clients totaling 7,000, and this new space will hopefully provide a way for some clients to work with us at the pantry."
The Community Food Connection was nominated for the pantry makeover by the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and will provide a way for the pantry to store perishable items they could not serve previously.
This donation was made as part of Food Lion's Great Pantry Makeover Event where the grocer will makeover more than 30 pantries throughout September, Hunger Action Month.
For further information: Kristyn Callaway, 704-310-2462; Kristyn.Callaway@foodlion.com